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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Visual Arts
Release Year:2017
Runtime:115 min
Awards:Windsor International Film Festival, People's Choice Award, 2016
Vancouver International Film Festival, People's Choice Award, 2016
Atlantic Film Festival, Best Screenwriting, 2016
Atlantic Film Festival, Best Feature, 2016
Director:Aisling Walsh
Producer:Bob Cooper
Susan Mullen
Mary Sexton
Mary Young Leckie
Cinematographer:Guy Godfree
Screenwriter:Sherry White
Editor:Stephen O'Connell
Composer:Michael Timmins
Principal Cast:Sally Hawkins
Ethan Hawke
Kari Matchett
Zachary Bennett
Filmography:The Daisy Chain ('08)
Visions of Europe ('04)
Song for a Raggy Boy ('03)

Based on a true story, Maud (Sally Hawkins), a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family. She escapes her solitary existence in her aunt's home through her art, dreaming away the days, until in her early 30s she finds, and answers, an advertisement for a housekeeper, for 40 year old bachelor Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Everett realizes he hardly got what he bargained for, but over time, he starts to need Maud. Maudie's determination for her art, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist, bringing them closer together in ways they never imagined.


"What shines through is the beauty of Guy Godfree's cinematography - the light has a lovely, soft stillness to it, like a painting - and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun." - Seattle Times

"An oddly affecting love story about burying the hurt and trudging forward in the face of pain and finding your own version of happiness." - Detroit News

"This wistful character study of a lonely woman and a lonely man who find each other in coastal Nova Scotia has a winning, twee charm." - Star Tribune


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